Athletic Bilbao

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Athletic Bilbao
Full name Athletic Club
Founded 1898
Ground San Mamés Stadium,
Bilbao, Spain
(capacity: 39,750)
Chairman Fernando García Macua
Manager Joaquín Caparrós
League La Liga
2012/13 La Liga, 12th
The syuad with the Copa del Rey 1903

Athletic Bilbao is a football club which plays in Spain.

The club formed from a merger of two football clubs ; Bilbao F.C. and Athletic Club in 1903.

Honours[change | edit source]

National tournaments[change | edit source]

Winners (8): 1929–30, 1930–31, 1933–34, 1935–36, 1942–43, 1955–56, 1982–83, 1983–84.
Runners-up (7): 1931–32, 1932–33, 1940–41, 1946–47, 1951–52, 1969–70, 1997–98.
Winners (23[1]): 1903, 1904, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1921, 1923, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1943, 1944, 1944–45, 1949–50, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1969, 1972–73, 1983–84.
Runners-up (13): 1905, 1906, 1913, 1920, 1942, 1948–49, 1952–53, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1976–77, 1984–85, 2008–09, 2011–12.
Winners (1): 1984*.
(* Won Copa del Rey and La Liga)
Runners-up (2): 1983, 2009.
Winners (1): 1950.[3]
Runners-up (1): 1945


League position[change | edit source]

Season League Position
2000/01 La Liga 12th
2001/02 La Liga 8th
2002/03 La Liga 7th
2003/04 La Liga 5th
2004/05 La Liga 9th
2005/06 La Liga 12th
2006/07 La Liga 17th
2007/08 La Liga 11th
2008/09 La Liga 13th

Former position[change | edit source]


References[change | edit source]

  1. Note:The number of Copa wins Athletic Club have been credited with is disputed. The 1902 competition was won by Bizcaya, a team made up of players from Athletic Club and Bilbao FC. In 1903 these two clubs merged as Athletic Club. The 1902 cup is on display in the Athletic museum [1] and the club includes it in its own honours list. [2]. However LFP and RFEF official statistics do not include this as an Athletic win.
  2. Note:"Eva Duarte Cup" competition was the predecessor of the current "Spanish Supercup", because they face the league champion against the champion of the "Copa del Rey".
  3. The Copa Eva Duarte was only recognized and organized with that name by the RFEF from 1947 until 1953, and therefore Athletic Bilbao's runners-up medal in the "Copa de Oro Argentina" of 1945 is not included in this count.